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Communication and educative intervention as essentials for the attainment of responsible adulthood

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dc.contributor.advisor Reeler, Grace, 1930- Baloyi, Wilson Mavhavaza 2015-01-23T04:24:45Z 2015-01-23T04:24:45Z 1992-06
dc.identifier.citation Baloyi, Wilson Mavhavaza (1992) Communication and educative intervention as essentials for the attainment of responsible adulthood, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This research stems from the problems that may be encountered in an attempt to accompany the non-adult towards proper adulthood in the absence of both communication and educative intervention in the educative occurrence. The educator may fail to render his educative task adequately without communieating with the child and intervening educati vely in his life; and the child may be deprived of his opportunity of becoming a responsible adult. A human child, particularly in the industrialised societies, is confronted by various phenomena with which he often fails to communicate normatively. This investigation is an endeavour to reveal the essentiality of communication during the educative intervention, that is, in guiding the child to refrain from immoral, non-normative and unacceptable activities and all that violates cultural adulthood according to the norms, values and standards prevailing in that particular community. It further aims at disclosing that communication in the educative sense implies educative intervention, failing which communication becomes meaningless. Educative intervention and communication are, in truth, inseparable during the educative occurrence and they should supplement and enhance each other, because their separation may imply the nullification of the educative guidance on the part of the educator and the denial of the child's opportunity of attaining acceptable adulthood. In order to assist the child to gradually actualise his adulthood, the educator who intervenes in his life should be a devoted communicator who strives to communicate (verbally and non-verbally) his knowledge, feelings, beliefs and attitudes to the child while upholding his status of adulthood. It is not expected of the true educator to communicate well about normative adulthood verbally and simultaneously violate this through his nonverbal communication which includes all unacceptable physical activities which erode the dignity of adulthood. It implies, therefore, that in his attempt to guide the child to comply and respect the aspects, conditions and criteria of adulthood the educator should respect and comply with them verbally and non-verbally. A responsible person is expected to maintain and promote adulthood through both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 370.1022
dc.subject.lcsh Interaction analysis in education en
dc.subject.lcsh Child development en
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in education en
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal communication in children en
dc.title Communication and educative intervention as essentials for the attainment of responsible adulthood en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Educational Studies D. Ed. (Fundamental Pedagogics)

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